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Darlene M (Tuecke) Dutka

July 30, 1941 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 77)

          Darlene Mae Dutka, age 77, of Guttenberg, IA, died Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the Guttenberg Care Center.  She was born on July 30, 1941 on the family farm near Guttenberg, the daughter of Everd and Opal (Noack) Tuecke. 

          Darlene received her education at Guttenberg and on August 2, 1958, she was united in marriage with Floyd Dutka at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg.  Together this union blessed the couple with five children.  For many years Darlene made a home for her husband and children.  She had a passion for crocheting, tending to her garden, and puzzle books. 

          Darlene is survived by her children, Shirley (Roger) Balk, Vern Dean Dutka, Floyd Kevin Dutka, Cheryl Kay Dutka; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; siblings, Louis (Velma) Tuecke, Esther Fehlhafer, and Everd Tuecke Jr. and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

          She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Floyd; daughter, Mary Spiker; granddaughters, Melissa and Rosilie Dutka; siblings, Lorna Tuecke; Verla Bente, Donald and Delmer Tuecke.

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